August 27, 1745

1745 August 27 (Tuesday).  Catechiz’d the Children a. and p.m. at the Meeting House.  Mr. Peabody[1] going to a Fast at Worcester din’d with me.  Noah How at work at my new Study still.  Mr. Whitney here to ask my Mind about Mr. Hales[2] preaching next week at some House on the Road as would best accommodate — to which I consented.  N.B. Mr. Ball and Mr. Wheeler here.  Ebenezer was ill, bad cold etc.

[1]Rev. Oliver Peabody of Natick.

[2]Rev. Moses Hale (HC 1734), later minister of the First Congregational Church of West Newbury, 1752-1779. SHG 9:407-408.